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Managing Risk when Working with Children and Young People who have experienced Child Sexual Abuse

Norfolk Safeguarding Children BoardTarget Staff:

Advanced and experienced multi-agency practitioners and supervisors, who work with children and young people, and have particular responsibility for safeguarding and safety planning for children and young people who have experienced CSA.

This programme is designed for practitioners and managers who have already completed the NSCB Child Sexual Abuse Introductory Level course.

Course Duration: One day


To offer an opportunity for advanced level practitioners to further develop their skills and expertise in working effectively with families where sexual abuse of children has been recognised.

Outcomes: Participants will be able to: 

  • Utilise knowledge about the relationship between theory, research and practice in respect of familial sexual abuse of children and young people.
  • Recognise the impact on children and family dynamics when child sexual abuse in the family becomes known
  • Explore, using Finkelhor’s model, how knowledge of offenders behaviours can help to safeguard children.
  • Describe the links and differences between risk assessments and safety planning
  • Practice creating safety plans which build on the Signs of Safety approach
  • Practice skills in talking with children, non-offending parents and known/suspected perpetrators when child sexual abuse in the family occurs.
  • Build on learning from local and national SCRs, identifying any system issues which supports or hinders good practice.
  • Examine the challenges of this work for practitioners and the impact it can have on professional confidence and personal well-being.

Location: King's Lynn Innovation Centre (KLIC)

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